Small-scale fisheries are Too Big To Ignore

Too Big to Ignore is a new research network and knowledge mobilization partnership to promote and revitalize small-scale fisheries.

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Research Clusters

Find out what each cluster is planning to do and sign up to be part of this exciting work.

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New Book: Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries – Global Reflections

This volume draws on more than 30 case studies from around the world and offers a multitude of examples for improving the governance of small-scale fisheries.

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Too Big To Ignore is a research network and knowledge mobilization partnership established to elevate the profile of small-scale fisheries (SSF), to argue against their marginalization in national and international policies, and to develop research and governance capacity to address global fisheries challenges

Member of the Week

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Shannon Bower

Shannon Bower is a PhD candidate in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and one of the co-ordinators of the TBTI Inland Fisheries Cluster. [read more]

Facts & Figures

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State of the Art

Total annual catch

Total annual catch

Source: World Bank/FAO/WorldFish (2010)

Great Fish for a Change

A new TBTI initiative that will facilitate much-needed discussions about the important role of fish for food security and their significance for the local food systems.

Great Fish

News & Updates

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TBTI Digest, September 2015

Download TBTI News and Updates, September 2015 to learn about the recent project's activities and outputs.   ...[download]

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Small-Scale Fisheries Knowledge Synthesis

TBTI is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will be based in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, at Memorial University (St. John’s, NL, Canada). The success ...[read more]

Article: Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place - The need for and challenges to implementation of Rights Based Fisheries Management in small-scale fisheries of southern Lake Malawi Fisheri ...[read more]

Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries book launched at the MARE conference

One of the Too Big To Ignore project's major deliverable, the Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections book,  was officially launched on June 25th, a ...[read more]